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Monday, June 21, 2021

Summer Trip 2021, Colorado National Monument, Fruita, Co

 Colorado National Monument

Saddlehorn Campground

Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West.

The Monument is a great place to marvel at natures wonders. Their are many forms of wildlife here in this harsh environment. Big horn mountain goats can be seen wondering the cliffs in the park. Rock climbers scale the Independence monument rock formation, which is one of the massive rock formations in the park. 

Saddlehorn campground is near the visitors center. We had a campsite that had a great view of Grand Junction, Colorado and several hiking trails that great us great views of the majestic features of the canyon and the monuments. There is no electric at Saddlehorn however the restrooms are clean and there is fresh water available. Our solar panel provided for our equipment needs and our easy up shade canopy provided much needed coolness from the summer sun.

The Visitors Center

During our driving tour of the park we enjoyed the various viewing points in the park. Each one had a unique feature that each was landscape was named for. 

The Coke Ovens

Artist Point

Upper Ute Point. The rock formation the Egyptian Mummy is to the right of the columns.

Colorado National Monument is a wonderful place to visit with lots of natures best to see during your visit. It is a definite must if you are in this area of Colorado.

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